Fundhouse Investment Outlook Q4 2021

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Over the past number of years we have often discussed the topic of inflation and its importance as an underpin for asset prices. Withlow inflation – a function of technological innovation and globalisation as key drivers – allied with low interest rates, times have been good for investment markets. Are we finally at a tipping point, where the multi-decade trend …

What to consider when investing for your child

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Every parent wants to make sure their child’s dreams will come true Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” In South Africa the investment in knowledge – or education, comes at a premium for young parents. So, the best advice to any new parent, is to start saving and investing as early as possible. Leaving it …

Rental property vs investing

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Stacking one investment type up against the other In this precarious investment climate it is always important to do the necessary research to determine the best strategy for you. Each person’s investment plan should be tailored to their circumstances and all aspects should be considered before investing. This is according to Lana Visser, financial planner at Fiscal Private Client Services. …

Emigrating? Changes to retirement savings

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The 2021 mid-year population estimates, released by Statistics South Africa, estimate that around 91 000 South Africans have left the country during 2016-2020. The question begs, is a retirement savings investment still worthwhile when emigration remains a potential future option for your clients? The concept of retirement Looking at the concept of retirement, as soon as an individual starts earning …

DIY Investing and the value of financial advice

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Do-it-yourself (DIY) investing in South Africa has surged in popularity – especially over the last 12 months. Cost-effective online trading and investment platforms, like EasyEquities, is one of the key-drivers behind this trend.  According to the interim results published by Purple Group, the owner of EasyEquities, platform assets grew to R26.9 billion – a year-on-year increase of 70.3%. EasyEquities now …

Not so equal distribution

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Andrew Bradley, CEO, Fiscal Private Client Services The Tokyo 2020ne Olympics has come and gone. It will always be remembered as the pandemic games. Much has been said about whether it should have gone ahead at all. One fact is without question – there have been many dynamics that have had a huge impact on performances. What was startling was …

The True Cost of Financing a Car Purchase – Opportunity Cost

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Gavin van Dyk, CFP and Director at www.Fiscal.co.za In a recent article in TopAuto, “How much you need to earn to drive an “average” new car in South Africa”, it was stated that the average price of a new car financed through Wesbank in January 2021 was R358 390. An important key to financial success is to manage your lifestyle costs and …

With the world on fast-forward we cannot afford to be left behind. We need new social contracts that bring new options and better solutions

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When will our lives get back to normal? They won’t, because normal was the problem. Our lives function on social contracts between citizens and their government. These are broken. They have been for a while. It has nothing to do with the coronavirus. This has been developing for a few years. The world needed change on many fronts. The pandemic …